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The Stemless Staella Crystal Glass is Stabilized by a Cushion

— April 9, 2013 — Art & Design
It is generally accepted that drinking vessels need flat bases so that they can stand steady on level surfaces. Quite unexpectedly, the Staella Crystal Glass has a lovely bulbous bottom that would be responsible for its rolling over.

Stem-less wine glasses have certainly come into fashion, yet even these have usually been treated to subtle, smooth undersides to give them stability. In the case of this lovely Swedish creation, special coasters are necessary to provide this support.

Each square wheat pad pillow is plushy enough to allow the Staella Crystal Glass to sink down and stabilize. The arrangement even enables you to set your cup down on uneven surfaces like beds and couches. Johan Larsson and Martin Ferm's clever cushions can also be microwaved or refrigerated to maintain your beverage's temperature.
Trend Themes
1. Bulbous Bottom - A trend of unconventional glass designs with bulbous bottoms is emerging, offering unique aesthetic appeal and a potential for disruptive innovation in glassware.
2. Stem-less Glassware - The rising popularity of stem-less glassware presents an opportunity for businesses to innovate with alternative stabilizing solutions, challenging traditional design practices.
3. Multi-functional Coasters - The need for special coasters to provide stability for unconventional glass designs like the Staella Crystal Glass creates a demand for multi-functional coaster designs that serve both practical and decorative purposes.
Industry Implications
1. Glassware Manufacturing - The unconventional designs and demand for stability in glassware, like the Staella Crystal Glass, open up opportunities for glassware manufacturers to create unique products and explore alternative materials and production techniques in order to differentiate themselves in the market.
2. Home Decor - The potential to set cups down on uneven surfaces like beds and couches using the Staella Crystal Glass presents a disruptive opportunity for home decor businesses to create furniture or accessories that accommodate this unconventional glass design while also adding style and functionality to the living space.
3. Food and Beverage Services - The need for special coasters and stabilizing solutions for unconventional glassware design offers an opportunity for food and beverage services to incorporate unique glassware options into their establishments, providing a memorable and innovative dining experience for customers.
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